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I am new to Ubuntu and need help installing a WiFi driver for a ASUS PCE n53 wireless card.

I have read the instructions on the install disk and could not understand what I am to do.

I have also read a bunch of the posts about how to install it and that it needs a patch to work. But I don't know what I am to download and how to apply it.

Have no idea what I am doing and don't want to mess something up.
My setup is the following:

  • Please edit your question to add details of your wireless card from the terminal command: lspci -nn | grep 0280 – chili555 Jan 14 '14 at 13:53
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Install ndiswrapper

sudo install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-modules-1.9 ndiswrapper-utils-1.9

Install the WiFi driver (from Windows):

sudo ndiswrapper -i yourdriver.inf

Check the driver is working:

sudo ndiswrapper -l

Load the module:

sudo depmod -a

sudo modprobe ndiswrapper

Configure modprobe so that it loads ndiswrapper:

sudo ndiswrapper -m

Edit the modules to add ndiswrapper at the end:

sudo gedit /etc/modules

Remember to add ndiswrapper at the end.

Hope you now have your WiFi up and working!

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  • ndiswrappr is seldom the best solution; it is the solution of last resort. – chili555 Jan 14 '14 at 13:51
  • I have read some of the posts and have noted ndiswrappr way of install limits the speed of the connection. But I will try this when I get home. Thanks – Nathan Jan 14 '14 at 17:51
  • nate@Ubuntu1:~$ sudo install ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-modules-1.9 ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 [sudo] password for nate: install: target ‘ndiswrapper-utils-1.9’ is not a directory – Nathan Jan 15 '14 at 7:18
  • any other ways you know of? – Nathan Jan 15 '14 at 8:15

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